R602.10.6.1 Method ABW: Alternate Braced Wall Panels
Method ABW braced wall panels shall be constructed in accordance with Figure R602.10.6.1. The hold-down force shall be in accordance with Table R602.10.6.1.
MINIMUM HOLD-DOWN FORCES FOR METHOD ABW BRACED WALL PANELS
|SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY AND WIND SPEED||SUPPORTING/STORY||HOLD-DOWN FORCE (pounds)|
|Height of Braced Wall Panel|
|8 feet||9 feet||10 feet||11 feet||12 feet|
|SDC A, B and C
Ultimate design wind speed < 140 mph
|First of two stories||3,000||3,000||3,000||3,300||3,600|
|SDC D0, D1 and D2
Ultimate design wind speed <140 mph
|First of two stories||3,000||3,000||3,000||NP||NP|
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound = 4.45 N, 1 mile per hour = 0.447 m/s.
NP = Not Permitted.